The 84th Academy Awards

In the news - The 84th Academy Awards

The 84th Academy Awards were hosted last night at the Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles. The biggest event in the Hollywood calendar, directors and studios spend years planning their potential Oscar success- hoping to get the formula just right. Stars spend months getting their dresses and suits designed and organisers take weeks setting up the venue to play host to the cream of the crop of the movie world.

The star-studded event saw both The Artist and Hugo take 5 Oscars, with The Artist being crowned best picture and Beginners, The Help, The Iron Lady, Rango and Iranian film - A Separation all being recognised.

For some Oscar fun, check out the TES Oscar collection or this selection of resources themed around some of this year's winners.

Related resources

Oscars collection

  • A hand-picked selection of the best Oscar resources shared on TES.

Silent movies - The Artist

  • Help KS3 SEN students create narratives with silent movies and celebrate how The Artist has rejuvenated a passion for pre-sound cinema.

Civil rights - The Help

  • Introduces the civil rights movement, the back drop for The Help, which tells the story of a Black maid in 1950s America.

Homosexuality – Beginners

  • Guidelines for embedding gay/ lesbian issues into the curriculum from Stonewall, link to The Beginners which follows Oliver Field as he discovers his elderly father has cancer and a young, male lover.

Paris - Hugo

  • London or Paris? Can your pupils identify the icons of the enchanting French capital? -The setting for Hugo's mystical adventures.

Margaret Thatcher - The Iron Lady

  • Was the Iron Lady really a fitting nickname? Or was Thatcher one of the greatest British prime ministers? Get debating now.

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